This subject is one of 2 that brought me here.
I am so sorry your cat has this.
A friend of mine's cat died of this. And the clinic she and I went to had an
epidemic of it...12 in one year.
She did not do the chemo..
But we did prolong the cat's life by removing omega-6 fatty acids (found in vegetables/corn etc) and feeding a pure omega-3 diet.
Omega-6 fatty acids fuel tumor growth in animals, there are studies on
this, many in fact.
So by removing them from the diet, you might get a couple or few more months for your pet.
Most vets today give the rabies subcutaneously in the hind leg, so if a sarcoma develops, the leg can be amputated. If your kitty got the vaccine in the "hump" shoulders... well, there are not many arternatives.
My friend put her cat to sleep (it was over 10yrs old) when the tumor became the size of a baseball... the cat seemed to want massaging all the time,
and since cats don't show pain clearly (they even PURR)...it is difficult to know when to "release" him/her.
I no longer go that that vet... they were still pushing vaccines on us, and I wrote down the brand...and called many places. None of them heard of it, and besides that vet (a cat specialist no less) wanted to do rabies every year!
This was also the vet my Tippy got a vaccination allergic reaction.
Pet vaccines are not regulated like human ones...and there is a book by
Roger Caras where he explains how he vaccinated all his kitties for feline leukemia, and when he introduced a rescue who was ill, he lost several of his own as well...the vaccines were not active! Besides human vaccines are under fire too. Adjuvants in them, thiomersal (mercury) have been removed for children, but other things are typically in vaccines--- aluminum, formaldehyde,
and other things...
Here are some sites you might find interesting:http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/petvacc.htmhttp://www.petresource.com/articleso...omasincat.html
The chemo for cats is expensive and painful... keep that in mind when making your decision..only you can choose.
So sorry for this problem for you... good luck!
CATS OF THISTLE HILL : A MOSTLY PEACEABLE KINGDOM by Roger Caras,
has this story in it....perhaps your library will have it. I found mine on a sale table...it is really a good book. (vaccine failure)